We’re happy to learn that George Whitesides has won the inaugural Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences.
Announced yesterday, the Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences is to be given biennially by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, recognizing exceptional and original research in a selected area of chemistry that has advanced the field in major ways.
This comes on the heels of Whitesides — the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University — being awarded a Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry just a few weeks ago by the Franklin Institute. Last week ScienCentral posted a video profile of Whitesides that we produced for the Franklin Institute’s awards ceremony. That video is reposted below, and will give you a sense of why he’s being showered with awards.
Accompanying the Dreyfus citation and medal is a $250,000 monetary award – one of the largest awards dedicated to the chemical sciences in the U.S. Based in New York, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation was established in 1946 by chemist, inventor, and businessman Camille Dreyfus, who directed that the Foundation’s purpose be “to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances.”
[If you cannot see the flash video below, you can click here for a high quality mp4 video.]
Interviewees: George M. Whitesides,
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